Sunday, February 15, 2009

I will ALWAYS love you

I have definitely been feeling the love this past week. Im not sure if it was because of Valentine's Day or if its because my life is at such a different place this year then it was last year. Either way I am grateful for the fact that God has shown me so much mercy and grace...both of which I DONT deserve for I am wretched person. A wretched person that has been rescued.

You are the source of life
I can't be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You

'Cause I need You Jesus
To come to my rescue
Where else can I go
There's no other name
By which I am save
Capture me with grace

A great part of the week leading up to V Day was all the prep and shopping and dressing Stella in as much red and pink as possible :)

At the beginning of the week Carynn and I decided we would hand make our Valentines for our Valentines and also bake a ton of sweets for our sweeties.



all went well and everyone was stoked on the outcome!

Ryan was really sweet and creative and hid three cards in my room for me to find that had "gift certificates" in them for things he knew I thoughtful right? Gift certificates for some posters that I had been wanting to put up in my bedroom, new boots cause Stella threw up on my black ones, and a dinner for two at my favorite restaurant.

Yesterday morning we got up early and went to breakfast at Ruby's with Carynn, Kevy, Shaye, and Adam. Valentines Day breakfast with your loved ones is great way to start the day. Afterwards we went over to Carynns grandmas and ate so much sweets and dipped anything we could think of in chocolate. Once we all had belly aches we got into our swimsuits and cuzzed for about an hour. It was a FANTASTIC way to spend our family Valentines Day. Tonight Ryan and I are going to a nice dinner with Kevin and Lauren to end the Valentines weekend and I couldn't be more excited.

the valentine Stella made for me

To be continued...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the couple that works out together...

stays together?

Well Ryan and I started to work out together. He's my very own personal trainer he tells me what to do, how to do it, and why Im doing it. Its fantastic! Ryan also has the patience of a SAINT! We were working out chest yesterday and naturally he puts on his hundreds of pounds of weight to lift (if you've ever seen him you get it, hes got bigger boobs then me :) good ones!) and then he has to take every single one off for me to my "reps" because all I can lift is the bar :(. He does this 4 times in a row! He likes me ALOT! I really enjoy working out with him because he really does enjoy it and I feel like it almost brings us closer...that may sound lame, but doing things that may not always be your favorite in respect of your loved one can do WONDERS for your relationship. He's always making sure Im happy and doing what I want but going to the gym with him makes him truly happy so I will continue. PLUS I really want to lose weight, he says that lifting weights burns more calories then cardio (although I do that too), so Im sticking to his program and Ill inform everyone of my progress. Working out puts me in such a good mood too...Ryan says that I am releasing endorphins when Im working out and thats why I feel so good while doing it so there's nothing but positives coming out of this situation.

P.S. I couldn't be happier to be spending the 14th with this amazing man.
He is seriously so good to me and romantic on a daily basis that I am just the luckiest woman in the world to have him as my Valentine